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Saturday, September 02, 2006 

Edmonton Man Gets Jail for Website Hate Crimes

This was inevitable. This fellow got a 16 month sentence! The free wheeling nature of the internet is such that a lot of material is posted, some of it very hateful. Those who spread malicious, hateful material need to be on their guard. This topic needs a full debate.

I think the good news in this is simply that being 'stupid' or 'uniformed' will not be a defense for material that is blantantly intended to incite hatred against individuals or groups.

Globe and Mail

So the question I now have is whether or not the good folks over at Western Standard.Ca will run out and give assistance to this guy?

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You make no sense. The courts have determined that to say the holocaust never occured and to spread other antisemetic material in Canada is against the law. Deal with it. I am not making a 'judgment' - a judge in Edmonton made a judgement! Moral Neutrality? What are you talking about??

Love to all........

A little late to weigh in on this topic, but I disklike the fact that this moron was jailed. Free speech needs to remain free. One can argue that some speech is bad, but who gets to be the judge.

I will go a LONG way to defend freedom of speech. But I am also concerned about responsibily for decisions and actions.
If a Keegstra declares in the face of contrary evidence that very little harm befell the Jews in Germany during 1936-1945 and actively speaks and publishes material that is not true, and the intent is to incite hatred for a definable group, he has to be responsible for his false teachings. He was VERY vocal and his right to speak freely comes into quetion.

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